A popular stretch of beach on Long Island was shut down for several hours Thursday after two sharks were spotted in the water.
The Town of Oyster Bay said it installed the turnstiles and gate near the bike trail to prevent people from causing a safety hazard and taking their bicycles on the beach.
Drenching rains set off powerful flooding on Jones Beach leading to a health warning on Wednesday night.
Two of the animals, a pygmy sperm whale and a white-sided dolphin are dead, were found dead on a beach in the Hamptons. The other, a grey seal, was discovered at Tobay Beach in Nassau County and appears healthy.
CBS 2’s Jennifer McLogan, citing sources, reported that a number of tips came in to authorities following a television documentary titled “Long Island Serial Killer” that aired Monday.
About three dozen local and state police along with cadaver dogs resumed the search for missing escort Shannan Gilbert in desolate areas along Ocean Parkway in Nassau and Suffolk counties.
Police returned to a barrier island of Long Island to focus on an area where the most recent human bones were found.
On Long Island investigators hope to be getting closer to finding the serial killer who dumped eight bodies in Suffolk County.
The intense search for bodies along the Suffolk County’s South Shore was winding down Thursday, as Nassau County and state police said they will pick up the trail next week, moving west to Jones Beach.